An investigation has been opened after a giant video screen fell on stage and injured two dancers at a concert in Hong Kong.
Ideo clip from the boy band’s Mirror concert on Thursday night shows a giant LED screen hovering over the stage falling, landing on one dancer before toppling another as the audience screams in awe. King.
The injured performers were all taken to hospital, with one of the dancers reported to be in “serious condition”.
Hong Kong leader John Lee said authorities would “comprehensively investigate the incident” and review safety requirements for future performances.
He also said the government would make it possible for family members of one of the injured dancers to travel from Canada to Hong Kong to see him.
Concert organizer MakerVille said in a statement that it was “deeply saddened” by the injuries and that it would work with authorities in the investigation.
“If we detect anything suspicious, or if any individual or entity is involved in misconduct, we will immediately report it to the police,” the statement said.
Authorities also revealed their initial findings after inspecting the performance venue – Hong Kong’s Colosseum – on Friday.
Thursday’s performance is the fourth of 12 scheduled shows by the Mirror, with tens of thousands of fans already buying tickets.
Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Kevin Yeung told reporters on Friday that the government was “very concerned” about the incident and that an investigation would be launched.
“We will conduct research to find out if (the steel cable broke) is due to operational or material problems. It cannot be concluded at this stage,” said Mr. Yeung, adding that the incident will affect “all future performances”.
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Authorities will also try to determine if any safety improvements are needed at other venues for upcoming performances to minimize the chance of such an incident happening again, he said. speak.
Officials from the Department of Labor have collected evidence from the site and will work to determine who is responsible for the incident, Labor and Welfare Secretary Chris Sun said.
He said all remaining under-screen activities at the venue will be halted and organizers will work with government officials to determine how best to safely remove them.
Mirror, a 12-member band, has become famous in Hong Kong and is credited with renaming Cantopop.
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